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Roku - What is it?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by LazhilUT, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. LazhilUT

    LazhilUT AllStar

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    Really dumb question but what is Roku that everyone talks about?
     
  2. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    streaming media box. works wonderfully. I may drop my Apple TV for it.
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Just type in your browser: roku dot com and you'll get it.
    http://www.roku.com/
     
  4. gamingneeds

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    Roku is basically a little box that streams internet-based channels and Roku-created channels.

    I don't know if Roku offers digital streaming, but Sony's boxes do which allow you to stream downloaded shows and movies right to the box from your computer.

    Pretty cool stuff.
     
  5. gamingneeds

    gamingneeds New Member

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    amazon*com/Sony-SMP-N200-Streaming-Media-Player/dp/B005MR6CNK/

    This is the Sony box I purchased when it was more expensive...
     
  6. garys

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    I recently started seeing adds for a new Vizio stream box.
     
  7. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Yea, I pre-ordered one already. Im getting one of these.
    http://www.vizio.com/costar/overview/
     
  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Would it do better them my Samsung BR player ? (I don't need a Web browser for sure !)
     
  9. satlover25

    satlover25 Mentor

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    This! :heart:
    Roku is presently smashing Apple regarding usage in my household. And there's a nice iPad app for it too.
     
  10. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    I dont know, compare the specs. I need a full screen web browser (with flash) for those live news feeds (like the Colorado wildfires).
     
  11. PhantomOG

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    Is there anyway to get a Dish remote (Hopper/Joey) to control a Roku?
     
  12. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    If you could "teach" it ... or push the company to add Roku's codes.
     
  13. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    The Hopper remote can learn codes. Just go into the remote setup screen and teach it.
     
  14. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

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    What makes Roku better than AppleTV?
     
  15. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    Amazon Instant Video.
     
  16. sigma1914

    sigma1914 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Which is a great service.
     
  17. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Roku is AMAZING. The sheer number and variety of channels in addition to Netflix and Amazon is almost overwhelming. To me, Roku is like a candy store for grown-ups. (Seems like I even saw a channel for cross-eyed horny toad lovers. ;))
     
  18. euro_boy

    euro_boy AllStar

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    will ROKU (or other competing products) let you play movies and/or view pictures stored on your local home network?
     
  19. sigma1914

    sigma1914 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Quite a few BluRay players do this.
     
  20. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    With PlayOn, yes.
     

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